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4 January 2016 - JavaScript Ransomware Spreading
What is believed to be the first JavaScript-based ransomware-as-service is spreading. Because of the way it works, Ransom32 is likely to be able to infect multiple operating systems.
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3018972/security/ransom32-first-of-its-kind-javascript-based-ransomware-spotted-in-the-wild.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/03/happy_2016_and_heres_the_years_first_ransomware_story/

30 December 2015 - Free Public Wi-Fi in NYC
New York City plans to install 10,000 free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Once operational, the kiosks will provide 2.0 strength in a 150-foot radius, as well as USB chargers, touchscreen Internet access, and free phone calls within the US. The project expected to realize US $500 million in advertising revenue over 12 years. The plan calls for the first 500 kiosks to be up within the next six months; 4,500 additional hubs are expected to be established over the next four years. The system will be encrypted.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/1230/NYC-begins-rolling-out-free-public-Wi-Fi.-Will-others-follow-suit

30 December 2015 - Former Yandex Employee Sentenced for Code Theft
Former Yandex employee Dmitry Korobov has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing software from the company and trying to sell it. The software, known as Arcadia, contains source code and critical algorithms for the Yandex search engine. Korobov attempted to sell the information for roughly US $29,000; its value has been estimated at US $15 million. Yandex is Russia's largest search engine.
http://www.scmagazine.com/former-employee-hawked-stolen-yandex-source-code-for-29k/article/462416/

 

     
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